British record producer/arranger/composer  Martin Rushent passed away June 4, 2011 at the age of 63. Rushent entered the music business in the early 70’s as an engineer working on records by T. Rex, David Essex, Fleetwood Mac, Yes and Shirley Bassey, however, it was in the early 80’s that he came into his own working on records by Buzzcocks, Generation X, XTC, 999 and The Stranglers but most notably it was the success of The Human League and their breakthrough 1981 album Dare which cemented his reputation as a producer.

For an in-depth article on the career of Martin Rusent, check out http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb07/articles/martinrushent.htm

 

Originally posted 2011-06-05 20:59:02.